OK, get ready for some classic vinyl that I bet you’ve never heard. Here’s another installment of our hand-picked music recommendations.
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Fraternity of Man – Don’t Bogart Me, from their 1968 self-titled LP . My favorite version of a song done by many others, including The Byrds and Little Feat.
Wet Willie – Country Side of Life, from their 1974 record, Keep on Smilin’. One of many gems by this vastly under-appreciated, Jimmy Hall led band.
Quinaimes Band – Try Me One More Time, from their 1971 self-titled LP. I am writing songs again, and I intend to write one like this. This songs rocks.
The Wildweeds – John King’s Fair, from their excellent 1970 self-titled LP. This record, from Al Anderson’s other band, is one of my favorites from our classic vinyl vault. I can’t find a place to buy this record, other than eBay and collector’s shops, but The Wildweeds do have a web page, so check there from time to time. This is truly a fantastic record.
Les Dudek – I Remember, from his 1977 record, Say No More. I’ve featured this one before, but I can’t talk about classic vinyl without mentioning it again. I wore the grooves out of this LP, and particularly this wistful gem, back in the day.
Cowboy – Everything Here, from the excellent 1970 LP, Reach for the Sky. It would be impossible for me to over-state how much I love this song. It may just be my current theme song. The entire record is excellent.
Scarlett Ribbon – Four in the Morning. A friend sent me this song, because she knows it is my all-time favorite Jesse Colin Young song (you can buy his version here). I have not be able to find any records by this band (even on eBay), much less a way to buy them. But I’ll buy the record this song is on if I ever get a chance.
White Witch – Class of 2000, from their excellent 1974 LP, A Spiritual Greeting. Man, do I love a sci-fi song. How much you ask? Well, so much that I actually wrote a song (Lindy Blue Star) about one of the characters in this song.
These are great records, by some fantastic bands. Go buy these records and support people who make this great music.
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